GMAT Select Section order


With the announcement of new changes introduced in GMAT Select Section order, enabled the test aspirants to sigh with relief.  Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is a flexible test regulator of GMAT who keeps on amending the test regulations for a smooth execution and responsibly receding the test anxiety among the aspirants. Accordingly on July 2017 GMAC introduces two new features to easier the test session for their prospective aspirants.

The new test features include the following:

(i) Select Section Order: The available options of  Select Section Order are mentioned below:

  • Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), Integrated Reasoning (IR), Quantitative, Verbal (original order);
  • Verbal, Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA); or
  • Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning (IR), Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA).

(ii) Removal of Profile Updater: Previously, before the commencement of the GMAT test, the aspirants were supposed to fill questionnaire based upon their profile. The questions ask the basic details like specialisation in undergraduate degree, years of work experience, demographics, and several other queries were accessible on the computer monitor at the test center. Although, from July 2017 the GMAC decided to withdrew the section from the test monitors. However, the aspirants are allowed to edit their personal, academic or professional details on the official website of GMAT.  

Select Section Order- A favour   

Before entering the exam centre, thinking about questions difficulty level and dilemma of attempting it correct or incorrect may break the test aspirants in cold. Although it has been believed by GMAC that with the introduction of revised Select Section Order will give students a feel of closeness with the test. To support their belief the following positives points have been highlighted by them, these are:

  1. Make Your Approach Towards Unfurling the Winning Flag

GMAT test basically revolves around evaluating your analytical and critical thinking skills along with the quick decision and problem solving abilities. Therefore, we can say that GMAT is a game which toggles your weak nerves and gives you the opportunity to perform splendidly in the strengthen forte of the subjects studied. Hence it is very essential to understand your dull and bright sides of the test preparations. Follow the either of these two steps mentioned below:

  • Make it a Cake-walk

Generally, human minds have a tendency to start with the easygoing questions during the test. This strategy you can apply in GMAT test also by identifying your strong points in the particular subject either verbal or quant. This will build up your confidence and will keep raise your morale high to achieve a big score of 700+ in the test.

  • Save the Best for Last

Apart from opting easy section in first, you can go with difficult section while writing down the test. Since you’ll be fresh, and with calm and composed mind you’ll be able to solve the high order thinking questions with intensive brainstorming. And the rest part of the test is your domain you’ll not find much difficulty in solving the problems.

  1. Be Dedicate to AWA and IR

Indeed, IR and AWA do not hold any contribution in the final GMAT score out of total score of 800. But that doesn’t mean that you can play with these sections in lightly. Though you can attempt these two sections in the later part of the test so it is advisable to save up your thinking abilities to perform well in these sections.

Overall, the whole new in  amendments will work in the favour of the GMAT test aspirants amd will enable to maintain the authenticity and  significance of the same.

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